All lessons are specific to you.
If you want to get your music compositions on tv, we can work on acheiving that goal together! I have over 10 years of experience composing for TV, and other media.
If you want to write for ensembles or bands, I can help you with that. I have travelled the world writing music for groups in Mongolia, Brazil, Turkey, Ireland, Iceland, China, and more.
If you want to write for your own enjoyment, we can also do that :) I can give you skills and guidance so that you get more pleasure and fullfillment out of your writing time.
I work extra hard to make sure each student is getting a one of a kind tailor made experience. I have over 20 years of teaching experience which allows me to helps you regardless of your learning style and experience level.
We all learn different and I will get you what you need.
From absolute beginners to professionals, I work with you to get you acheiving your goals
I love what I teach, I live it, and I love helping others. I look forward to my lessons and I work to make sure you look forward to it as a highlight in your week.
Over 15 years conducting and composing for ensembles in multiple genres across the world.
Over 20 years of international music performance.
Very friendly and worked well with my daughter
I learned actual music composition for modern music. It helped me to understand to write current music style. Also, I learned how to write for each section of instruments
Very knowledgeable and patient. He was able to figure out my skill level and what I needed to do to improve.
Colin is awesome! He took into account my goals and is using his wealth of experience to teach me at my level to get me where I want to be. He is patient and motivating and always speaks positively about my work. I leave my lessons excited about making music. If you are interested in learning any facet of music composition, you should absolutely pick Colin to teach you!
In the first lesson we will take our time, relax, and allow you to show off your current level. I do not charge extra if this lesson goes over, which it generally does. It is very important to get the most acccurate gauge of where you are and what your goals are.
From there, we build a plan together to get you on track to reach your goals.
I'm also available to weekly students via text and email between lessons for questions!
Bachelor's of Music in Jazz Performance.
10+ years of composing music for TV.
3 years conducting an American-Chinese Orchestra.
10 years directing a world music ensemble
International performances and commissions throughout my career.
I've worked with students as young as 4 and as old as +65
Skill levels have ranged from absolute beginner to professional.
I recently was invited to work alongside Mestre Pablo in Rio de Janeiro for a major performance in the Sambadrome for 2020 Carnival where I performed in front of millions nationwide.
Ask your questions. Don't be shy. We can only help you when we know you.
If you don't know what to ask, let us know that.
Understand that lessons is only one piece and you need to allot daily time to practice what a teacher is giving you.